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Start a business

Enterprise team

Make your idea happen whilst you're studying at DMU

Pitch your business ide at Pitch2Win for the chance to win £250 funding.

Freelance February

A range of events and activities to help you find out more about freelancing and starting a business.

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Co-working cafe

Use the co-working space at The Innovation Centre to explore ideas and hold informal meetings.


Take a look at some of the businesses we've helped start-up!


Starting a business

If you are thinking of starting your own business, or working for yourself, the Enterprise team can help provide you with the right advice and guidance to get your business off the ground.

From lingerie design to festival taxis, hard work and dedication means hundreds of innovative ideas from DMU students and graduates have flourished into successful businesses with the help of the Enterprise team.

Getting involved with the Enterprise team isn’t just about starting a business. It is also about developing enterprising skills that could help you stand out from the crowd when you are starting out in the world of work. 

Pitch2Win and Start-up Sessions will now count towards your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)demonstrating to future employers you have developed enterprising skills. Find out how you can be more enterprising while at DMU.

Get in touch, keep in touch!

For all of the latest information about forthcoming events and activities please sign up to our mailing list on MyGateway.  You'll recieve monthly newsletters and the occasional email about our upcoming events.

To find out more about the support the Enterprise team can offer, please email or call 0116 207 8914.

You can also keep up-to-date with with us on social media.

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How we can help?

If you have a business idea or just want to find out more about starting up, then the Enterprise team are here to help by providing support and access to a range of workshops, advice sessions and start-up funding to help get your idea off the ground!

See how we helped graduates Derry Holt and James Heath start-up Stormburst Studios, a video games company specialising in gamified technologies.

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